Ratner S.V.V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation email@example.com ORCID id: not available
Subject The article addresses the need to devise new approaches to managing the process of innovation creation due to cardinal changes in the mechanisms of knowledge generation in modern conditions. Such a need arises in those areas of technological development that are lagging behind, in particular, alternative modes of transport. Objectives The aim is to analyze the experience in implementing the concept of expert network creation in the sphere of innovative motor transport technologies, i.e. electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and hybrid cars. Methods The research rests on a case study method. I consider the program of the International Energy Agency for hybrid and electric vehicle technology collaboration that has been implemented for more than 15 years by joint efforts of more than 10 countries. Results The paper highlights main principles of expert network organization, which determine its efficiency, mechanisms of financing, and methods of solving certain research tasks. It shows that at pre-competitive stages of research, economic and social issues of new technologies development are as important as purely technical ones. Conclusions Forecasting the social and economic implications of new technologies dissemination enables to adjust research projects and programs in a timely manner and define target parameters of innovative products thus accelerating significantly their market entry. The findings may be useful for improving the existing and new Russian expert networks in alternative modes of transport and transport and energy systems.
Keywords: innovation, pre-competitive stage, expert network, alternative transportation technologies, social and economic transformation
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